Aged Care Taskforce

The Aged Care Taskforce reviewed funding arrangements for aged care and developed options for a system that is fair and equitable for everyone in Australia.


The Aged Care Taskforce:

  • reviewed funding arrangements for aged care
  • developed options for a system that is fair and equitable for everyone in Australia
  • built on Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety recommendations.

 To review aged care funding arrangements, the taskforce focused on:

  • supporting a sustainable system
  • equity for older people needing aged care now and into the future
  • making innovation the sector default
  • enhancing the elements of the system that Australians value, including putting people using aged care at the centre of the funding arrangements.


The taskforce gave their final report to government in December 2023.

Final report of the Aged Care Taskforce

This report examines the recommendations proposed by the Aged Care Taskforce to support an aged care system that is sustainable, fair and facilitates greater innovation in the sector.

You can email us to share your views about the Aged Care Taskforce report.


The Hon Anika Wells Chair
Nigel Ray PSMDeputy chair
The Hon Mike Baird AOMember
Professor Tom Calma AOMember
Grant CorderoyMember
Pat GarciaMember
Rosemary Huxtable AO PSMMember
Professor John McCallumMember
Mary Patetsos AMMember
Juliane SamaraMember
Pat SparrowMember
Tom SymondsonMember
Janine Walker AMMember
Thomas WalkerMember
Margaret Walsh OAMMember
Lloyd WilliamsMember


Taskforce members consulted widely across Australia with:

  • older people, carers and families
  • health professionals
  • providers
  • peak organisations
  • banks
  • superannuation funds.

This included opportunity to provide feedback on the draft Aged Care Funding Principles through the Aged Care Engagement Hub in August 2023.

The taskforce received feedback through:

  • 180 submissions
  • 11 roundtables and 12 in-person forums
  • an online survey
  • targeted consultation.

This provided the members with an understanding of key issues related to aged care funding arrangements.

Read the feedback from these consultations.

Terms of reference


Meetings were held monthly between 16 June and 15 December 2023.


Consumer contribution report

Read a report by Kantar Public on research into consumer contribution to aged care services. This research paper was compiled by the independent market research firm, Kantar Public, on behalf of the Department of Health and Aged Care. The conclusions contained within this research paper do not represent the views of the Aged Care Taskforce or the views and policies of the Australian Government.


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